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Why I Want My Daughter to Learn Ballet

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I am so excited for my 3-year-old daughter to start ballet class next week. She has been wearing her ballet shoes and leotard around the house and practicing her twirling in anticipation of the big day. She's excited because she adores dancing and pretty outfits. I'm excited for different reasons.

The Fittest Colleges in America 2014

The Active Times | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

The first major choice students make is in selecting their college, and it's clear some campuses offer a better shot at fitness success than others.

Beginner's Guide to Yoga: Om Sweet Om

GalTime | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
GalTime

Given yoga's popularity, it's a wonder every American hasn't tried it. And maybe you're the last of your circle of friends who hasn't. Or maybe you took one class and didn't have a good experience. Whatever the reason, if you're still curious and want to ensure a positive first-time, follow this checklist.

4 All-Natural Supermodel Beauty Tips to Avoid

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

The problem I have is not necessarily with this lovely lady author, but with the seemingly never-ending cycle we're caught in whenever these damaging, destructive, inaccurate, ridiculous "healthy-living" tips are circulated.

Older, Faster, Tougher

Renee Fisher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

LBL was reminded that the last time, she, herself, was in such a panting, sweaty state was in 1968 and she was backstage at the Newport Folk Festival, in a van with one of the members of the sound crew.

5 Ways You Can Help An Overweight Child

Beth Rosen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Beth Rosen

While scrolling through my timeline on Facebook last week, I came across a post about a child who had been put on a "cleanse" to lose weight. I cannot tell you how that made my blood boil!!

Are You Ready for Aging?

Carol E Wyer | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

It is imperative you maintain a sense of humor. That will help you hugely since after all, getting older is not for sissies.

5 Moves For Stronger Legs -- No Equipment Necessary

Nora Tobin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

This workout routine helped to keep me energized throughout the day, strengthened and toned my legs and made me feel much better about myself when I got back to town. It also curbed my cravings and helped me make better food choices.

WATCH: Why This Actress Thinks Health Starts With 'Listening To Your Body'

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living

It can seem like everyone has an opinion about what you need to live a healthy lifestyle -- but sometimes, a healthier life is as simple as listening ...

11-Year-Old Runs A Marathon On Every Continent, Raises $40,000 For Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact

Nikolas Toocheck became the youngest person to complete marathons on every continent Saturday when he conquered one in the Caucasus Mountains and cros...

Leigh Weingus

This Ancient Practice Destroys Every Excuse For Avoiding Exercise

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living

With every year that passes, we get more information about the mental and physical benefits of exercise. But when it comes to actually lacing up those...

Sun Valley's Ice Skating Coffee Club: When LOSS Becomes a Big Win

Terrell Harris Dougan | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Terrell Harris Dougan

Sure, we don't bend our knees and glide as the pros do. We push off, lean and swing, and then hurry to steady ourselves. Some of us look like real ice dancers. Others of us look like nervous storks. We try not to mention the twinges in our hinges. We do it for all the best things in life: balance, strength, companionship.

How Walking Can Make Your Brain Healthier -- And More Creative

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Walking isn’t just good for exercising your body -- it’s good for exercising your brain, too. Neuroscientist Gabriel Axel joined HuffPost Live ...

I Didn't Lose My Body While I Was Pregnant. Did I Do Something Wrong?

Jen Picicci | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Jen Picicci

I hope all new moms feel the way that I feel. And I hope we can all stop focusing on what we allegedly lost when it's so clear we now have more than ever.

10 Apps Top Trainers Swear By

SELF | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Feel like you need a translator to make sense of the App Library? We removed the guesswork by asking trainers for their favorites in the health and fitness category so you don't have to play detective.

Cross-Country Is Becoming Increasingly Popular at My Son's School -- And With Good Reason

Christopher Lamb | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

I don't know if the rising number of kids running cross-country at my son's school represents a trend. But I hope it does.

Tips for Incorporating Wellness into Every Day

Next Jump | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Next Jump

I have the great fortune of working for a company that values the health of its employees as one of its foundational principles. Even better, I am now in a position where I am helping others achieve that sense of health and wellbeing that I once lacked

Is Personal Training Dead?

Jamie Walker | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

People now have endless options when it comes to their fitness, and rather than doubling down on one activity, they're taking a more holistic approach and exploring options that fit their individual budgets, lifestyles and interests.

Punch the Bag, Punch the Thoughts

Maria Senise | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Lately, I've been wanting to bang my head against the wall in an attempt to rid my mind of its rampant, intrusive thoughts. Knowing that will only lead to a headache without resolution, I've been resorting to punching the bag instead. Boxing, man; boxing is where it's at.

How Stress Is Affecting Your Stomach

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

You may think you got dealt a lousy genetic hand when it came to fat distribution, but what you might not know is that chronic fat around your midsection might be due to stress.

8 Ways To Bust Out Of A Fitness Slump

Angeles Burke | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

If you have been going to the gym for months, it can be frustrating when your progress has come to a halt. Instead of quitting, try adding some intensity to your workouts. These tips are simple ways to break past plateaus without trying to reinvent the wheel.

Want To Be Invited Into You? A Pre-Labor Day Meditation

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Mostly, this time of the year is a liminal space between here and there, then and now and you and me. Want to rewire, recalibrate and reinvent the next unfolding moment of the Truth of You and your own breath, your way? This is your invitation to entrain to new weather, time, space and commitments.

Shedding My 'Ugly' Truth Through CrossFit

Toan Lam | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

I can go on forever about how exercise has physically challenged and changed me. But above all, spiritually, this has been a lesson of evolving, facing my fears and feeling deserving to (as my sister says) be proud of and own the body that houses my soul, that takes you to the next day, the next dimension.

Self-Taught Yoga and the Need for a Teacher

Kino MacGregor | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

It is my hope that each student of yoga finds a true guide along the arduous path of the inner tradition of yoga.

Matt Sheehan

Proof That Chinese Grandparents Are More Athletic Than You

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

BEIJING -- No treadmills, no iPods and no sweat-wicking fabrics. No protein shakes, no hot yoga and no Fitbit. Armed with just jungle gym equipment an...